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Top 25 Asian beaches poll released – three in Phuket, six in Thailand

Mar 02. 2018
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By The Nation
Phuket Gazette

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Thailand has won kudos from travellers, with two beaches in the top 10 in the latest “Top 25 Beaches in Asia” survey. The survey is based on comments from Trip Advisor’s 300 million users – or at least those who visited a beach in Asia and took the time to leave a comment.

The top three beaches are Agonda Beach in India at number one, with White Beach in Boracay and Ngapali Beach in Myanmar filling out the podium spots.

Fourth place goes to Radhanahar Beach on Havelock Island in the Nicobar Islands, while fifth is the first of two Thai beaches in the top 10 – PhraNang Cave Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi.

File photo: Ao Nang

Benton Beach in Sri Lanka is next, with Phuket’s southern Nai Harn Beach in seventh place.

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Philippines, Nusa Dua Beach in Bali, Indonesia and Veligandu Island Beach in The Maldives fill out the top 10 attractions.

Three other Thai beaches follow in 11th, 12th and 13th spots – Karon Beach, Phuket, Thong Nai Pan Noi on Koh Phangan and Kata Noi Beach, Phuket – giving Thailand a respectable five positions in the popular vote of Trip Advisor users.

The list includes a list of all the available hotels, along with recommendations for the best time of the year to visit. 

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